South Africa has lost yet another creative legend. On Monday morning, award winning actress, Lindiwe Ndlovu died, she was 45-years-old…
The circumstances behind her death have not been revealed. However, her friend and agent, lynne Higgins released the following heart-breaking statement.
“It is with heavy hearts and unimaginable sadness that we bring you the news of Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu passing in her home this morning 11th January,” said the statement from Higgins.
“Her bright, large burning light has gone out and we are devastated to bring you this sad news.”
The talented actress was well known for her role as Anatsa in the Mzansi Magic series, Ifalakhe. She’s also had prominent parts in a number of movies including Safari and Little One.
“To us Lindiwe was family but to many she was so much more,” said Higgins.
“An unsung incredible actress who will leave a huge space in the creative world of acting. Her incredible passion, deep respect for her craft and unrivalled commitment to her career evident in every project she took on.”
“Her career has been long and full of industry accolades and performances. By far her greatest achievement was receiving her SAFTA Award, which was presented to her by the incredible American actor Samuel L Jackson, which she received for Best Actress in a Feature film.”
Ndlovu’s death comes shortly after the country mourned the loss of author and chef Dorah Sitole. Sitole passed away from Covid-19 complications aged 67.
Tributes to Ndlovu began pouring in on Twitter on Monday evening:
— BLACK DIAMOND (@LungiNaidoo) January 11, 2021
SA actress Lindiwe Ndlovu has passed away.
She was one of the most incredible performers and a SAFTA-winning actress. We will always remember her for the great contribution she has made to the arts industry. Our heartfelt condolences to her family & friends. #RIPLindiweNdlovu pic.twitter.com/0SaDbOMyBr
— TV Mzansi (@TvMzansi) January 11, 2021
— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) January 11, 2021
Condolences to Lindiwe’s loved ones. The screen and stage will deeply miss her as well. It was a pleasure working with you, Lindiwe